The All Progressives Congress, Rivers state Chapter, has fired back at the Former Chief of Staff in the State, Tony Okocha Okocha, following his claim that the governor of the state, Nyesom Wike worked for the party’s victory, in the last Saturday’s presidential election in the state, noting that he is not a member of their party and therefore has no right to speak for the APC.
According to the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Darlington Nwauju, said Okocha has been working for the PDP for some years now.
However, he insisted that APC across party lines, have remained resolute in their support for the Governorship candidate of the party, in Rivers State, Patrick Tonye-Cole in the forthcoming March 11 election.
He stated that, Okocha could not claim that governor Wike’s effort was responsible for the victory of APC, when Wike himself has denied involvement in the victory of the APC Presidential elections.
“Tony Okocha has acquired for himself a style of politics that is simply prebendal in nature. And I also think that he has made himself in the past few years, especially since 2018, a transactional politician.
“I have no issue with him transacting with the PDP and making one or two businesses with the APC Presidential Campaign Council to make a few naira. But for him to speak for the APC in Rivers state, he does not have the legal nor the moral right to do so.
“A very clear example why he has no right to claim to be a member of the APC or to talk about issues that relate with the APC in Rivers State, is the day of the presidential rally in Port Harcourt. He was not allowed to address the APC members. They booed him because they know his antecedents. We have no business with him. I do not even know which part he belongs to. For all I care, he works with the PDP in Rivers state,’ he said.
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